2017 NCBF Annual Meeting

Meeting Program

The 2017 NCBF Annual Meeting will begin with an optional dinner on Thursday, August 10, 2017 and end by Saturday noon, August 12, 2017.


Friday, August 11, 2017
Workshop 5A:  How Social Media Helped Launch a Global Movement
Speaker: Asha Curran

Workshop 5B: Scraping the Sky: Building Blocks to Board Capacity
Speaker: Elizabeth Derrico

Plenary Session: Better Practices for Your Board
Panelist:  Karen Ruan
Emeritus Board Fact Sheet
Board of Directors Fact Sheet
Associate Board Fact Sheet

Roundtable Discussions: Let’s Talk Money!
Facilitator: Martha Madrid
Charity Angel descriptions (1)
Charity Angel descriptions (2)
Charity Angel descriptions (3)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Plenary: Partnerships for Success Award Presentation

2017 Midyear Meeting


  • Please click here for the 2017 Midyear program booklet.


Friday, February 3, 2017
Workshops 5A & 5B: "Building Bridges Across Deep Divides (Part II) - What Role can Bar Foundations Play?"
Speakers: Barbara O’Reilly and Richard Neustedter

Plenary: "Building Bridges Across Deep Divides (Part II) – What Role can Bar Foundations Play?"

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Rethink Your Event Fundraising Strategy
Speaker: Brooke Battle

Handouts:, to download:

  • 3-Month Example Calendar
  • Goal Setting Worksheet
  • Powerpoint presentation (in PDF form)
  • Social Media pointers

NCBF 2016 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, San Francisco

Here are highlights from the meeting for your continued reference:



Friday, August 5, 2016
Plenary: “Minute Message Model” - Jennie Winton, Founding Partner, Mission Minded

Workshops 5A and 5B: Donor Relations - Lynne Wester, Principal, Donor Relations Guru Consulting LLC

Saturday, August 6
NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award Presentation -– Military Spouse JD Network Foundation, Justice for Military Families

Plenary: ”Sharing Your Wealth – It’s Show and Tell Time!”

NCBF 2016 Midyear Meeting, February 4-6

Resources from the meeting:


Friday, February 5, 2016
Joint Workshop 5A/5B: How to Create the Perfect BOD (Board of Directors): Insider Secrets to Inspire Your Board to Show Up, Reach Out and Bring in Dollars (Parts I and II) - Cindi Phallen, President, Create Possibility

Friday, February 5, afternoon workshop:
Change the Story, Change the World – Andy Goodman, Director, The Goodman Center
Change the Story, Change the World (Powerpoint Presentation)

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Creating Relevance with the Next Generation - Dan Negroni, Founder and CEO, Launchbox
This is an interactive session so no handouts. Check out launchbox to learn more about the resources available regarding cross-generational issues.

NCBF Annual Meeting, July 31 – August 1 , Chicago

Here’s information to help you make the most out of your participation in the Chicago annual meeting:

Friday, July 31, 2015

Joint Workshop 5A: Addressing Challenges of the Changing Legal Landscape:  Pipeline, Debt Forgiveness and Lawyer Employment Efforts

Joint Workshop 5B: Investment Practices and Policies – Thomas Moushey and Matthew Veith

Plenary: Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation: Hon. Debra Walker and Brittany Wisniewski

Saturday, August 1, 2015


NCBF Midyear Meeting, February 5-7

Final Program


NCBF 2014 Annual Meeting, August 7-9, Boston

Program highlights included workshops by Tom Ahern, expert on nonprofit donor communications, and Robert Ambrogi, lawyer and consultant on social media and legal technology.

Joint NABE/NCBP/NCBF Program

Partnerships for Success Presentation:  Board Observer Program  - Philadelphia Bar Foundation:

BOP Organization Expression of Interest Form

BOP Overview Application Form

BOP Application


Joint Workshop 5A: Do-It-Yourself Audit – Tom Ahern

Joint Workshop 5B: Donor Communications and Case for Support – Tom Ahern

Friday afternoon plenary: Planned Giving Part II

Meeting Materials

NCBF 2014 Midyear Meeting - February 6-8, Chicago

2014 NABE/NCBP/NCBF Midyear Meeting Program


2013 NCBF Annual Meeting, August 8-10, San Francisco

Final Joint NABE/NCBP/NCBF  Program


2012 NCBF Annual Meeting, August 2-4, Chicago, IL


Final Joint NABE/NCBP/NCBF Program


Frequently Asked Questions

Future Meetings

Upcoming NCBF Annual and Midyear Meetings





Miami, FL
February 2-4

New York, NY
August 10-12

2018 Vancouver, British Columbia
February 1-3

Chicago, IL
August 2-4